I went to Mardel today to get a good book and I went for a stroll through the music. I’d heard from my friend Rachel that Audrey Assad was GREAT and I found her CD and got it. It’s so awesome! I haven’t stopped listening to it haha.
Anyway, there’s a song on there called “For Love of You” and I was looking for the YouTube video for it or just the song when I found the video below. It’s just how she came up with the song, and watching that I discovered something else, so take a look:
I looked up the poem she was talking about, “As Kingfishers Catch Fire…” by Hopkins and I fell in love with it! Granted, as with most poetry, I had to look up the analysis and meaning of it but that’s one of my favorite parts about poetry. Really discovering it. I just think this poem is beautiful and intricate and SO thought-out:
As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies dráw fláme;
As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s
Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
Selves—goes itself; myself it speaks and spells,
Crying Whát I do is me: for that I came.
Í say móre: the just man justices;
Kéeps gráce: thát keeps all his goings graces;
Acts in God’s eye what in God’s eye he is—
Chríst—for Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men’s faces.